Building Wellness One-to-One
Having treated countless patients, I can definitively say that the time I spend simply talking with people before or after their procedures brings me the most fulfillment. It’s the opportunity to build wellness through this one-to-one human connection that makes being a physician the greatest profession on the planet.
I stumbled on my field of interventional radiology under tragic circumstances. In 2002, my father died suddenly of a massive subarachnoid hemorrhage. One of his physicians, an Interventional Radiologist, became my mentor through medical school and residency, and I learned firsthand the immense impact a caring physician can have on patients and their families.
Among the most important lessons my father taught me in life is that our time and undivided attention are two of the greatest gifts we can give another person. In my practice, I do well over 1,000 vein procedures a year, but the only number that really matters to me is one, because that’s the basis of the one-to-one medical care I provide. It’s me, one doctor, taking the time to be fully present with one patient— listening, empathizing, and having an open conversation about how I can treat what’s treatable. The result? A personalized treatment plan for each patient that is driven by my singular commitment: to help you “BE WELL”.
- Dr. Ali Golshan